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Is your radar detector just a new-car detector?

Discover how to reduce the false alerts on your radar detector that are caused by adaptive cruise control and anti-collision sensors.

Japan's Subarus get Stereoscopic Vision

Both Honda and Toyota have been toying with laser-based Active Cruise Control systems for over a decade now, while the German luxury car makers have offered more expensive radar-based gizmos for almost as long. The premise of both is that an electronic copilot keeps an eye on the road ahead maintaining a safe distance from the car in front, even slamming the brakes at the last moment in an emergency should the driver fail to react.